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clang

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verb \ˈklaŋ\

Definition of clang

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make a loud metallic ringing sound anvils clangedb :  to go with a clang

  3. 2 :  to utter the characteristic harsh cry of a bird

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to clang clang a bell

Examples of clang in a Sentence

  1. His fork clanged against the plate.

  2. The prison door clanged shut.

  3. The guard clanged the door shut.

Origin and Etymology of clang

Latin clangere; akin to Greek klazein to scream, bark, Old English hliehhan to laugh


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clang

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Definition of clang

  1. 1 :  a loud ringing metallic sound the clang of a fire alarm

  2. 2 :  a harsh cry of a bird (such as a crane or goose)

Examples of clang in a Sentence

  1. the horseshoe hit the stake with a satisfying clang

First Known Use of clang

1557


CLANG Defined for English Language Learners

clang

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verb

Definition of clang for English Language Learners

  • : to make or cause (something) to make the loud, ringing sound of metal hitting against something


CLANG Defined for Kids

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clang

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verb \ˈklaŋ\

Definition of clang for Students

clanged

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clanging

  1. :  to make or cause to make the loud ringing sound of metal hitting something The pots clanged together.


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clang

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Definition of clang for Students

  1. :  a loud ringing sound like that made by pieces of metal striking together



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